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Press Release 01-07-2022

EEOC Announces Two Key Staff Appointments

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced the appointment of two career federal employees to key Senior Executive Service (SES) mana­gerial positions at the agency. The SES is a federal government personnel program in which civil service employees serve at various agencies at a level just below the top presidential appointees. EEOC Chair Charlotte A. Burrows has selected Nancy Sienko as the new director of the San Francisco District Office, and Sheila Clark as deputy chief human capital officer. Both actions were effective as of January 2, 2022.

Sienko has worked at the EEOC since 1979 serving in various positions, most recently, as the deputy director of the San Francisco District Office and previously as field director of both the Seattle and Denver Field Offices. The San Francisco District includes San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, northern Nevada, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Washington, and Alaska. Over the years, Sienko lead complex equal employment opportunity (EEO) compliance and enforcement programs and resolved multiple systemic discrimination issues that resulted in multimillion-dollar settlements for thousands of workers. She has provided expert technical expertise on EEO laws, oversight and training to enforcement staff and investigators with an emphasis on responsive customer service. Sienko earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin, and her Master of Science degree in Management from Cardinal Stritch University.

“Nancy’s proven institutional knowledge, sound judgment, and commitment to civil rights are invaluable assets to the EEOC,” said EEOC Chair Charlotte A. Burrows. “I am gratified that she has agreed to lead our San Francisco District.”

Clark has served at the EEOC since 2014, as a strategic advisor on a broad range of human resources areas associated with cultivating a strong performance culture across the agency. She has also developed and implemented effective workforce strategies for employee engagement, inclusion, performance management, employee and labor relations, and human capital accountability.  

“Sheila brings a wealth of experience across all aspects of human capital and her work is well respected across the agency. I look forward to working with her in her new position,” said Chair Burrows.

She began her public service career serving in the U.S. Air Force, on active duty as a personnel specialist, then moved on to work for the U.S. Capitol Police as a human resources specialist, as well as stints with the Department of Commerce, Department of the Navy, Peace Corps, Department of Transportation, Government Printing Office, and the Small Business Administration. Prior to joining EEOC, Sheila served as the Chief Human Capital Officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). There, she was responsible for managing the Human Capital Office and participating in DHS-wide strategic planning initiatives that effectively integrated human resource requirements and plans into the overall DHS strategy for mission accomplishment.

Clark holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resources and certification in Human Resource Management from the University of Maryland University College. She is also an Alumni of the Harvard Kennedy School, Executive Leadership Program. 

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